The 70th edition of the festival will open with Philippe Falardeau’s My Salinger Year, starring Sigourney Weaver and Margaret Qualley. Dame Helen Mirren will receive and honorary Golden Bear, with the festival screening The Queen in tribute.

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Cuties
Cuties
Amy, 11 years old, meets a group of dancers called "Cuties”. Fascinated, she initiates herself to a sensual dance, hoping to join their band and escape family dysfunction...
There Is No Evil
There Is No Evil
Four stories that are variations on the crucial themes of moral strength and the death penalty.
Wildland
Wildland
After her mother’s death, Ida moves in with her aunt and cousins... whose ethics are dubious.
First Cow
First Cow
A cook with a group of fur trappers strikes up a connection with a Chinese emigre in the Old West.
Hope
Hope
When Anja is diagnosed with a brain tumour, everyday life in her patchwork family implodes and her cooling relationship with her partner Tomas is faced with a new kind of reality.
Jumbo
Jumbo
Jeanne, a shy young woman, works in an amusement park. Fascinated by carousels, she still lives at home with her mother. That’s when Jeanne meets Jumbo, the park’s new flagship attraction...
Father
Father
Nikola’s children are taken away from him after social services decide that he is too poor to provide them with a decent living environment. He sets off on foot to lodge a complaint in Belgrade.
My Little Sister
My Little Sister
Lisa has bid goodbye to her ambitions as a playwright and the Berlin arts scene and now lives in Switzerland with her husband, who runs an international school. When her twin brother – star of the Schaubühne theatre’s ensemble – falls ill, she returns to Berlin.
The Metamorphosis Of Birds
The Metamorphosis Of Birds
Beatriz and Henrique fall in love and get married. He goes to sea while she raises their inquisitive children. The director brings her family's story to the screen.
Always Amber
Always Amber
Documentary about youngsters with fluid identities.
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Berlin International Film Festival Features

Fontaine’s take on law and disorder
French director reveals moral dilemmas … and a presidential comedy
Very human
Andrea Bræin Hovig on differing expectations, translating ideas, and Hope
Relations and reactions
Stellan Skarsgård on the importance of life and Hope
Teen odyssey
We talk to Never Rarely Sometimes Always director Eliza Hittman and star Sidney Flanigan about their quietly devastating drama
Wake up call for dreamer Noémie
Awards attention hots up for Portrait actress on fire

Berlin International Film Festival News

There Is No Evil wins Golden Bear
Iranian director banned from leaving homeland takes top award in Berlin
Jeremy Irons to head Berlin International Jury
British star says appointment is 'a treat'
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A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle

Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988

The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable

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